Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/3/20 10:47 a.m.

For the most part, engines with a “V” configuration are built with an even number of cylinders, most commonly eight or six. Volkswagen, on the other hand, decided to toss that convention aside when it built its VR5 engine.

Based on the VR6, the VR5 is, essentially, a nar…

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Typ85 Reader
11/12/20 5:43 p.m.

Not so unique! This is the same firing order as the Audi inline 5 cyl! In fact, a VR5 is an inline 5 with the pistons offset 15° and the crank throws offset by the same amount to create even firing intervals between cylinders, so it operates like an inline 5 and it sounds like an inline 5!!

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